coun·​try·​wide | \ ˈkən-trē-ˈwīd How to pronounce countrywide (audio) \

Definition of countrywide

: extending throughout a country

Examples of countrywide in a Sentence

The murders attracted countrywide attention.
Recent Examples on the Web Like much of the non-U.S. world, vaccine rollouts have been slow and countrywide communication has been a challenge. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Whatever hope there was for a broad, countrywide rebuke of Trumpism was misplaced. Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 4 Nov. 2020 Now, as countrywide protests have surged following George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis, Trump has turned up the heat again, stoking the flames rather than seeking to put them out. Brian Bennett, Time, 31 May 2020 In the midst of the rampant, countrywide shuttering of bars and restaurants due to COVID-19, there are few ties left to the proverbial night out. Popular Science, 29 May 2020 Rates in San Antonio are slightly better than countrywide figures: Nationwide, about 87.7 percent of renters made full or partial payments by May 13, down 2.1 percentage points from last year, the National Multifamily Housing Council reported. Madison Iszler,, 22 May 2020 Many are still marooned after getting swept up in rapidly changing travel restrictions, countrywide quarantines and shelter-in-place orders. NBC News, 1 Apr. 2020 Many people from Wuhan, the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, have fared worse under a countrywide campaign to identify and isolate anyone who has recently been to the city. Paul Mozur, New York Times, 8 Feb. 2020 Donkey owners last year organized countrywide protests seeking the closure of all donkey abattoirs in Kenya, Munya noted and local media have reported. Aisha Salaudeen, CNN, 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of countrywide

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Countrywide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of countrywide

: happening or existing in all parts of a country : nationwide

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